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My name is Saving Grace!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in New Canaan, Connecticut - Saving Grace
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Saving Grace's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Saving Grace's Story...
Gracie is a beautiful 10-year old, 70-lb. Golden Retriever who has lived almost all of her ten years with her current family. She is a happy, confident girl who loves leash walks, car rides, swimming, and playing in her yard with her human siblings (age 6 and 8) and her two male Golden brothers.

Just recently, one of the kids’ friends, who Gracie did not know, went inside the house without the parents’ knowledge, surprising Gracie. Feeling cornered, Gracie turned and nipped her. This can happen with any dog (even a Golden!) who is surprised or frightened. With a one-year old baby at home, Gracie’s family sadly realized that she may be happier living her retirement years in a quieter home without the loudness and sudden movements of a baby and young children. This was a difficult decision for Gracie’s family, who have loved and given good care to Gracie all of her life.

The Sunshine volunteer who met Gracie found her to be smart, social, happy and affectionate, not to mention gorgeous! On a leash walk she wanted to hold her own leash, prancing with her head held high, having fun. She moves easily with a bounce in her step, in spite of being treated periodically for some hip discomfort. Gracie likes toys and balls and brought them to our volunteer as gifts throughout her visit. Gracie's AKC name is Saving Grace at Medway Manor - what a title for such a lovely lady!

While Gracie prefers a home without small dogs and cats, we feel she would get along fine with another large dog, having lived with two Goldens. Older children at home would also be fine. Gracie is in MA and would love to meet you if you feel you can provide a loving home for this affectionate, pretty senior girl who does not act her age! She is spayed, heartworm negative, and up-to-date on all her vaccinations.

If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee to be considered to adopt Saving Grace.

If not yet approved, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.

Please contact us with any questions regarding your application status.


PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: Click for Adoption Application




About Our Rescue

Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters need to complete our online application and participate in our pre-adoption review process. The process includes the completion of an online application, a reference from the applicants' vet, a phone interview, and a visit to the applicants' home. The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants' life style. In some cases, the specific dog you are interested in may have found a home before this process is complete or further assessment may find that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are regularly getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and get approved so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.



The information provided on each dog is based on observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will act in your home.



SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)**
Puppies under 6 months $650
Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550
Young dogs - Special Needs $450
Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450
Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350
Senior dogs - Special Needs $300
Young Bonded Pairs $850
Senior Bonded Pairs $750

**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.



A contract is signed the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring the rescue to a vet within 7 business days. The dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. If your vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog is returned and a full refund is provided.



Many of our dogs are fostered in private homes and we do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! The rescue retains title to the dog and can never be released or sold. Should the adopters no longer be able to keep the dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer caring for their Golden in a way we see fit. Adopters then have to agree to follow up visits as needed.


Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.


Please click on the Donation link below to support SGRR!

Facts about Saving Grace

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2016-92

Other Pets at Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Saving Grace, a New Canaan Golden Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Golden Retriever for sale in New Canaan, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in New Canaan.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in New Canaan already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a New Canaan breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Golden Retriever breeders who help with Golden Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in New Canaan paves the way for another one to be saved.